If you are a person who thinks you don’t like bridal showers, try adding wine. Ta-da! Now you love bridal showers! But seriously, Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick, Maryland, was the perfect setting for this gorgeous bridal shower picnic for bride Andie’s family and friends. Matron of honor Caroline gifted each guest with mini pies from Andie’s favorite bakery and the ladies enjoyed cabernet and conversation in the sunshine. Costola Photography was on hand to capture the special moments from the winery bridal shower, including a mini photo session with Andie’s fiancé.
For this unique shower, bridesmaid and videographer Kaylyn of Pulley Productions recruited some of her favorite Oklahoma vendors to throw a gorgeous rustic barn bridal shower for best friend Kasee. My favorite unique touch was the mobile boutique, Cargo Room, that Kaylyn brought out for the day. When the guests arrived, they were ushered into the shop to find their look for the event, each choosing a gorgeous lace purple or navy dress to wear for the shower. The result was some pretty stunning pictures taken in the fields surrounding McGranahan Barn. A beautiful handmade wood farm table was set with vintage china and the guests enjoyed a picture-perfect spread of treats, including mini blackberry pies and chocolate-dipped macaroons. With a copper Moscow mule mug in hand, the ladies also crafted flower crowns to complete their outfits. I can’t get over all the stunning little details in this shower, gorgeously captured by Alex Dugan Photography. Check out the full list of fabulous vendors below.
Photography: Alex Dugan | Additional photography: Geovanny De Leon | Venue: McGranahan Barn | Floral & Styling: Paper Chandelier Events | Wardrobe: Cargo Room | Furniture Rentals: Ruby’s Vintage Rentals | Tableware: Vintage Tabletop Rental | Table: Kahoy Studios | Desserts and sweets: Laura Layn | Invitations: Leigha Pierce Art | Calligraphy: APletters | Makeup: Kadi Uhack Makeup | Videography: Pulley Productions
Terrain garden shop in Glen Mills, PA, has gained quite a reputation as the perfect wedding or party venue for the rustic vintage bride. A restored antique greenhouse and lodge are the epitome of modern farmhouse decor: raw barnwood interiors, weathered industrial furnishings, sparkling patio lights and plenty of gorgeous florals in vintage fixtures. At this rustic vintage bridal shower, white china vessels were filled with vibrant greens and white blooms for the perfect fresh bridal look. Guests enjoyed a local seasonal menu including flower pot bread, vegetable crepes and warm fruit hand pies while photographer Brittani Elizabeth was there to capture every detail.
Photography: Brittani Elizabeth Photography | Venue: Terrain
If you’re ready to be transported, this autumn couple shower will do the trick, taking you to a dinner party in a rustic hunting lodge following a day of horseback riding and quail hunting. The inspiration for the decor comes from two classic cocktails: an Old Fashioned for him and mulled wine for her. Deep burgundy shades with pine green and hints of gold set the tone for a luxurious yet rustic dining room in which the guests could enjoy a dinner of roasted quail and corn and zucchini succotash followed by Jim Beam chocolate pecan pies and drunken pumpkin tarts (to name just a few of the treats on the menu). We particularly love the hand-lettered menus and illustrated cocktail signs that bring personality to the space. The theme is even reflected in the guests’ attire, with the gentlemen donning windowpane jackets and quilted vests and the ladies sporting riding boots and earth tones. Pass the mulled wine!
Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography | Venue: Blaisdell Manor | Rentals: Après Party and Tent Rental, Rustic Elegance | Florals: Artemisia Studios | Apparel: Atmosfere, Kisa Boutique | Event Planning: Belle Noelle Events + Design | Hair: Jen Santoro Rotty | Makeup: Sarah Elizabeth Artistry | Jewelry: Kisa Boutique, Litany Jewelry, Tess + Tricia | Paper Goods: Lauren Kracht Design | Other: Matthew Krousey Ceramics | Baked Goods: Sara’s Tipsy Pies | Personal Stylist: Svetlana Colville | Catering: Three Sons Signature Cuisine | Cocktails: With a Twist
Rustic meets chic at the Little White House in Fort Langley, Canada, for this garden bridal shower with a Parisian twist. The intimate cafe vibe mixes high and low with rough barnwood walls contrasting the sparkling chandeliers. Gorgeous florals by Alice at Floralista added an simple freshness to the space. Bride Paula entered through the secret garden in back to find her friends and family gathered for her tea luncheon, beautifully captured by photographer Mikaela Ruth.
As a woman who spent her college years in the South, my idea of a great party still hinges on backyard BBQ and lawn games (please also have biscuits). So I have been dying to showcase a wedding shower with a bit of Southern charm and country flair and I at last found the one: this Tennessee couples shower photographed by Sara Tallent. Taylor and Kate celebrated with an evening of trick roping, mechanical bull riding and a savory summer BBQ with plenty of iced tea to wash it down. Cheerful sunflowers, burlap sacks and antique cans transformed into planters added charm and color to the decor. And have you seen the wooden moose head? Please send him to me! When night fell, Sara snapped the most stunning sparkler pictures I think I have ever seen—you will simply LOVE them! (Plus, Sara’s tutorial on how to take sparkler pictures like these yourself!)
Soft candlelight, a rustic wood cabin, long-stem roses, strawberries and champagne—all you could ever need for warm country elegance. While a light summer rain fell outside, the ladies were comfy and cozy in the gorgeous home of bride Jen’s future mother-in-law in Woodstock, Vermont. Jen’s family secretively drove up from Maryland to help surprise the bride, and sister and professional wedding photographer Laura Elizabeth captured each sweet shot of the day. It’s obvious that Jen was moved by the love that went in to planning this surprise—so many of these images are full of emotion (ladies dabbing tears of joy at the table just melts my heart)! The home’s stunning collection of antique tables, wingback chairs and lush oriental rugs lends a sophisticated warmth to the rustic New England lodge. Decorating idea I’m stealing: single long-stem roses at each place setting—it’s so unexpected but undeniably romantic.